Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Diamond Street


DIAMOND STREET is a one block thoroughfare that runs south, from 1186 Mount Vernon Street to Chestnut Street, west of Haddon Avenue. The street first appears in City Directories in 1887, and as it did not appear in the previous edition, 1885-1886, one can safely assume that Diamond Street came into being in the intervening period. Many of Diamond Streets residents for many years were Polish immigrant families, as the street is just a short walk from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, the heart and soul of Camden's Polish community. Diamond Streets houses were originally numbered with one or two digits. This system was still being used when the 1890-1891 City Directory was compiled, however, by the time the 1891-1892 edition was published, the standard house numbering system was in use, and the 1891 Sanborn Map utilized the four digit numbers in use today.

Do you have an Diamond Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


1896 Sanborn Map


Intersection of Mount Vernon Street & Diamond Street
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Looking South
from
Mount Vernon Street
August 2, 2006
Looking South
from
Mount Vernon Street
August 2, 2006
Looking South
from
Mount Vernon Street
August 2, 2006

 1000 Block of Diamond Street

 

 1031 Diamond Street

1891

1906 Gone

 

 1033 Diamond Street

1891

1906 Gone

 

 1037 Diamond Street

1891

2014 Gone

 

 1039 Diamond Street

1891

1923-1931
Alex Zabielski & Family
Felix Zabielski

2014 Gone

 1041 Diamond Street

1891

1906-1920
Louis Bendzyn & Family
Louis & Anna Bendzyn
Felix E. Bendzyn - Helen Bendzyn
Paul Bendzyn - Mary Bendzyn
Alexander Bendzyn 
Frank Bendzyn - Anna Bendzyn

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 23, 1909 & August 1, 1909

Andrew Kolposki - William B. Knight
Henry Miller - O. Glen Stackhouse

 

 1041 Diamond Street

1923-1931 Frank Romen
2015

 

 1043 Diamond Street

1891

1923 John Szenska
1931 Mrs. Annie Grabowski
2015 Antero Nogueras

 

 1045 Diamond Street

1891

1923 Andrew Smillack
1931 Valentine Jaskiewicz
2015 Daniel Jimenez

 

 1047 Diamond Street

1891

1919-1920 Mrs. Julia Vinieska
1923 Mrs. Annie WInnicke
1931 Walter Glowoccy (Glowacki)
2015 John Walton Jr.

 

 1049 Diamond Street

1893-1898
Henry Sayles & Family
Henry & Catharine Sayles

1919-1920 Stanley Kuznus
1923-1931 Leo Kramer
1931 William Dziekanska
2015 Rogerio Silva

 1049 Diamond Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 29, 1902

Diamond Street
John S. Smith
John Cherry
Dr. Paul N. Litchfield

Frank Taianoski
Jacob Chopper
Peter Opluski
John Schwenze
John Vanank
Stanislaus Weruski
Edward Wolfe

Click on Image for Complete Article PDF

 

 1051 Diamond Street

1891 George S. Jordon

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 24, 1891

William S. Avis
South 6th Street
Albert Beck
Mt. Vernon Street
Josiah Jones
E.E. Jefferis

 

 1051 Diamond Street

1891

1892-1893
Mrs. Catherine McGrath & Family
Sylvester Wesley McGrath

 

 1051 Diamond Street

1919-1920 Stanley Stowal
1923 John Bogatsky
1931 Valentine Stalmark (Stelmach)
2015 Dolores Peterson

 1053 Diamond Street

1891

1915-1920 Joseph Kapcinski

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 16, 1915

Castle Kid Company
Keystone Leather Company
O. Glen Stackhouse
Frank Notevis
Mount Vernon Street
Daniel Gelastrum
Lawrence Street
K. Agemian
Charles Szepah
Victor Rubinolski
South 7th Street
South 9th Street
John Borski

 

 1053 Diamond Street


1923 Frank Ollek
1931 Frank Stalmark (Stelmach)

 

 1053 Diamond Street

1947
Stephen P. Szwak & Family
Camden Fire Department
Stephen P. & Edith Szwak

 

 1055 Diamond Street

1891

1919-1920 John Barkowski
1923 John Spittak
1931 Vacant

1937 Marie Louise Brenson

 

 1057 Diamond Street

1910
John Feltz Sr. & Family
John & Annie Feltz
John Feltz Jr. - Joseph Feltz
Frank Feltz -
Leon Feltz

 

 1057 Diamond Street

1891 John Kowalewski
1919-1920 Frank Ollek
1923 Julius Barkowski
1931 Vacant

 

 1059 Diamond Street

1891

1919-1910 Frank Rankowski
1923 Horace B. Bates
1936 Catherine Bielicka (d. 2/12/1936)
1931 Joseph Phillips

 

 1061 Diamond Street

1891

 1061 Diamond Street

1891

1908-1924 Mrs. Pauline Weadership

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 14, 1914

1931 Sandy Davis

 1061 Diamond Street

1941 John E. WIley

Camden Courier-Post
July 24, 1941

Leonard Auslander - Paul Lightman
Joseph B. Kujawa - Alfred Zanwood
John E. Wiley - Cecil W. Davis
William J. Sbariscia
Wildwood Avenue
Princess Avenue
Haddon Avenue
Everett Street
Thurman Street
Diamond Street
Langham Avenue
Decatur Street
Magnolia Avenue

 

1063 Diamond Street

1891

1923 Paul Ollek
1931 Mrs. Dora Beale

 

 1065 Diamond Street

1891

1909 Rebecca Jones (d. December 1909)
1919-1923 Paul Ardetski
1931 John Szwak
2014 Leon G. Taylor Jr.

 

 1067 Diamond Street

1891

1919-1920
Alex Zabielski & Family
Felix Zabielski

1931 Vacant
2014 Brian Williams

 1069 Diamond Street

1891

1915
Joseph Levindoski & Family
Joseph and Antonia Levindoski
Anthony Levondoski

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 8, 1915

O. Glen Stackhouse

 

 1069 Diamond Street

1919-1920 Frank Krusiniski
1923 Frank Krichensky
1931 Vacant

 

 1069 Diamond Street

1933 C.F. Mills

Jesse Gorczynski, 23, of 1161 Ross Street, was shot in back by police on November 19, 1933 in the home of C.F. Mills, 1069 Diamond Street. He was buried at New Camden Cemetery. Also shot and killed by police at 1069 Diamond Street, Peter Paul Jaroszewski, 20, of 1154 Louis Street, buried at New St. Mary's. Cemetery. "Shot in heart through back by police" for what it's worth.

 

 1071 Diamond Street

1891
1919-1920 John Finkeloski
1923 John Heliemski
1931 Vacant
2015 Sharonda Kyles

 

 1073 Diamond Street

1891
1919-1920 John Baiewoski
1923 John Biatoskwiski
1931 Albert Foreaker

 

 1075 Diamond Street

1891
1919-1920 Vincent Osinski
1923 Mrs. Emily Opitz
1931 Lafayette Powell

 1075 Diamond Street

June 28, 2004

 

 1077 Diamond Street

1919-1920 Valentine Stelmach

 

 1079 Diamond Street

1906
1919-1920 Andrew Biawsoski

 

 1081 Diamond Street

1891
1919-1920 Jacob Krobieniy

 

 

 1083 Diamond Street

1891
1919-1920 Joseph Chupka



Intersection of Chestnut Street & Diamond Street
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Looking North
on
Diamond Street
From
Chestnut Street

August 10, 2011

 

 

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